[wp-hackers] bbPress integration: merge forum topics into
hello at chanpory.com
Sat May 10 00:10:01 GMT 2008
Do you have any suggestions on which Wordpress functions I should hook
into, in order to convert this into a plugin?
On May 6, 2008, at 9:18 PM, Stephen Rider wrote:
> Another approach might be to edit the WordPress functions to look at
> the bbpress data and grab topics with the right meta-tag on it.
> Then any time the regular WordPress loop is called, it is filtered
> to include the bbpress "posts".
> That might be a cleaner approach with regards to themes, etc.
> Probably a plugin-able system too.
> Or... Regarding using WordPress functions in bbpress, there is a WP
> file that you would include in the bbpress plugin. Forgetting what
> it is -- wp-header.php or something like that?
> Stephen Rider
> On May 6, 2008, at 6:21 PM, Chanpory Rith wrote:
>> Do you mean having bbPress publish a post directly to Wordpress?
>> I'm not exactly sure how to use Wordpress functions in bbPress.
>> Also, I want to bring in only select posts from bbPress to
>> Wordpress and not all posts. I also don't like the idea of
>> duplicating the entries in two different places.
>> I share your worry about the custom loops, however.
>> On May 6, 2008, at 3:47 PM, Andre SC wrote:
>>> Would it make sense to publish (wp_insertpost I think) the topic
>>> (or it's excerpt etc) to WordPress, and update the post (and/or
>>> publish a new post) when the topic is updated?
>>> Just a google-php-er myself but off of the top of my head if you
>>> want to go the plugin route it would make sense to elliminate the
>>> need for custom loops in theme files.
>>> Chanpory Rith wrote:
>>>> I'm new to this list and a novice PHP coder, but I wanted to
>>>> share some code I've been working on.
>>>> The goal is to enable bbPress moderators to "promote" a topic to
>>>> show up in a Wordpress loop. Clicking on the permalink of the
>>>> bbPress topic within the Wordpress loop, will take you directly
>>>> to bbPress topic page. Any changes made to topic on the bbPress
>>>> side would also show up automatically in the loop. (There is a
>>>> similar functionality in Drupal, and I was considering migrating
>>>> my Wordpress blog to Drupal, but it turned out to be huge pain.)
>>>> My approach was to take advantage of the "sticky" functionality
>>>> in bbPress. The idea is to retrieve "super sticky" topics from
>>>> the bbPress database tables, and merge it into an array of
>>>> Wordpress posts. Then, use foreach to create a custom loop which
>>>> displays the combined list of Wordpress and bbPress posts. From a
>>>> user's perspective, you would simply click the "Stick topic (to
>>>> front)" in bbPress to promote the topic to Wordpress.
>>>> So far, I've been successful in modifying the index.php file for
>>>> the Classic theme to achieve this functionality. There is some
>>>> pagination issues, but it seems to be working fairly well so far.
>>>> I'm not sure if it could be turned into a plugin or not. I've
>>>> attached what I have so far as a text file. The code assumes the
>>>> latest versions of bbPress and Wordpress, and that bbPress was
>>>> installed with Wordpress integration enabled. Also, the tables
>>>> for bbPress and Wordpress are in the same database.
>>>> Any suggestions for streamlining or improving this would be
>>>> greatly appreciated:
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